Serena Rice is the Executive Director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Our Perceptions About the “Unworthy Poor” Haven’t Changed
I first learned about the history of the “unworthy poor” when I pursued my Master of Social Work degree. I read about the social movements in the early 20 th century and how they tended to divide people in need into people whose poverty was outside of their control – for example, widows or orphaned...